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Vicenarian Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss. Excited and intrigued, he... See more »

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Richard
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Hustler
Patcharawan Patarakijjanon ...
Hotel Receptionist
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Françoise
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Étienne
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Daffy
Somboon Phutaroth ...
Cleaning Woman
Weeratham 'Norman' Wichairaksakui ...
Detective
Jak Boon ...
Travel Agent
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Zeph
Jerry Swindall ...
Sammy
Krongthong Thampradith ...
Woman with Key
Apichart Chusakul ...
Senior Farmer (as Abhijati 'Muek' Jusakul)
Sanya 'Gai' Cheunjit ...
Farmer
Kaneung 'Nueng' Kenia ...
Farmer
Somchai Santitharangkun ...
Farmer
Seng Kawee ...
Farmer (as Kawee 'Seng' Sirikanerat)
Somkuan 'Kuan' Siroon ...
Farmer
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Keaty
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Sonja
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Weathergirl
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Unhygenix
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Gregorio
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Bugs (as Lars Arentz Hansen)
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Sal
Lidija Zovkic ...
Mirjana
Samuel Gough ...
Guitarman
Staffan Kihlbom Thor ...
Christo (as Staffan Kihlbom)
Jukka Hiltunen ...
Karl
Magnus Lindgren ...
Sten
Myriam Acharki ...
Beach Community Member
Andrew Carmichael ...
Beach Community Member
Josh Cole ...
Beach Community Member
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Beach Community Member
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Beach Community Member
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Beach Community Member
Nina Jacques ...
Beach Community Member
Sheridan Jones ...
Beach Community Member (as Sheriden Jones)
Gunilla Karlson ...
Beach Community Member
Sian Martin ...
Beach Community Member
Isabella Seibert ...
Beach Community Member
Elizabeth Thomas ...
Beach Community Member
Michael Thorpe ...
Beach Community Member
Timothy Webster ...
Beach Community Member
Ramon Woolfe ...
Beach Community Member
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Hilda
Simone Huber ...
Eva
Raweeporn 'Non' Srimonju ...
Sumet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irmelin DiCaprio ...
Woman in Bar (uncredited)
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Réceptioniste, serveuse du Cybercafé (uncredited)

Directed by

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Danny Boyle

Written by

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John Hodge ... (screenplay)
 
Alex Garland ... (novel)

Produced by

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Andrew Macdonald ... producer
Callum McDougall ... co-producer

Music by

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Angelo Badalamenti

Cinematography by

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Darius Khondji

Film Editing by

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Masahiro Hirakubo

Editorial Department

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Denton Brown ... second assistant editor
Steve Harrow ... post-production consultant
Paul Knight ... first assistant editor: film
Yvan Lucas ... color timer
Catriona Richardson ... editor trainee
Paul Swann ... laboratory contact
Kathy Thomson ... digital colorist
Mark Waddell ... color timer
Neil Williams ... first assistant editor: film

Casting By

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Gail Stevens

Production Design by

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Andrew McAlpine

Art Direction by

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Ricky Eyres
Suchartanun 'Kai' Kuladee ... (as Kuladee Suchatanun)
Rod McLean ... supervising art director
Ben Scott

Set Decoration by

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Anna Pinnock

Costume Design by

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Rachael Fleming

Makeup Department

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Jutiporn 'Pie' Aranyaputi ... assistant makeup artist
Glenda Clarke ... hair stylist: Patterson Joseph
Nicola Clarke ... hair colorist
Mark Coulier ... prosthetics designer
Polly Earnshaw ... makeup artist
Watana Garum ... assistant makeup artist (as Wattana 'Keng' Garum)
Richard Glass ... contact lens optician
Sian Grigg ... makeup artist: Leonardo DiCaprio
Jeerapa 'Aoy' Hassachai ... assistant hair stylist
Duncan Jarman ... prosthetics technician
Sallie Jaye ... chief hair stylist / chief makeup artist
Simon Rose ... prosthetics assistant
Tapio Salmi ... hair stylist
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore ... contact lens technician
Matthew Smith ... prosthetics technician
Paul Spateri ... prosthetics supervisor
Barbara Taylor ... hair stylist
Barrie Gower ... prosthetic makeup technician (uncredited)

Production Management

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Jo Burn ... unit production manager
Thomas A. Imperato ... executive in charge of production
Piya Pestonji ... production manager
Santa Pestonji ... production supervisor
Clare St. John ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ussawadee 'Moo Dang' Eamsakul ... third assistant director (as Usarawadee 'Moo Dang' Eamsakul)
Nick Heckstall-Smith ... first assistant director (as Nick Heckstall Smith)
Tippawan Mamanee ... third assistant director (as Tippawan 'Paew' Mamanee)
Andrea Slater ... third assistant director
Richard Styles ... second assistant director
Charlie Sungkawess ... first assistant director: Thailand
George Walker ... assistant director: second unit / second assistant director

Art Department

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David Balfour ... property master
Ray Barrett ... construction manager
Peter Browne ... stand-by stagehand
Penchan 'Pet' Buranasamut ... props buyer (as Penjan 'Pet' Buranasamut)
Stephen Challenor ... hod carpenter
Suriya Chaowanich ... greens department interpreter
Jesada 'Jest' Chitchaseon ... interpreter: props department
Sanong 'Nid-Noy' Chomtha ... dressing propman
Sumsak Chuenchooluck ... chargehand dressing propman (as Somsak 'Ood' Shuenchooluck)
Marlon Cole ... stand-by propman
Charles Cottrell ... stand-by painter
Fred Crawford ... hod rigger
John Davey ... painter
Jack Dyer ... construction buyer
Gordon Fitzgerald ... props storeman
Alex Garland ... cartographer
Louis Glickman ... model maker
Kevin Harris ... assistant construction manager
Robin Heinson ... painter
Nipol Hongsithipong ... dressing propman (as Sipon 'Ni' Hongsithipong)
Vasu Kantatham ... construction coordinator (as Vasu 'A' Kantatham)
Suttirat Anne Larlarb ... art department assistant (as Suttirat 'Anne' Larlarb)
Banchong Limtong ... dressing propman
Stephen McGregor ... carpenter: re-shoot
David Meeking ... hod painter
Pol Muangnum ... chargehand dressing propman (as Pol 'Paul' Muangnum)
Phred Palmer ... assistant set decorator / buyer
Ross Palmer ... horticulturist
Boonsong Promjarune ... painter
Russell Prosser ... stand-by rigger
Mickey Pugh ... supervising stand-by propman
Tiwa Punprasert ... greensman: island
Pippa Rawlinson ... assistant art director
Denis Rich ... concept artist
Ray Roffe ... stand-by plasterer
Prapol Sangasai ... dressing propman (as Prapol 'Nong' Sangsai)
Visit Sathirakorn ... construction foreman
Toby Shears ... armoury props
Jim Stanes ... storyboard artist
William Stickley ... stand-by carpenter (as Will Stickley)
Kitiya Subpason ... assistant construction buyer
Narongrit 'Suea' Tangphoncharone ... dressing propman
Paul Tappin ... hod plasterer
Boontawee Thor Taweepasas ... construction foreman (as Boontawee 'Tor' Taweepasas)
Gregor Telfer ... stand-by propman: second unit
John Wells ... props supervisor
Oscar Wilson ... scenic artist
Paul Couch ... stand-by painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Christopher Ackland ... foley editor
Peter Baldock ... sound effects editor
Paula Borham ... foley artist
Sandy Buchanan ... adr mixer
Derek Casari ... adr engineer
Adam Daniel ... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Graham Daniel ... re-recording mixer
Robert Farr ... adr mixer
Stan Fiferman ... foley artist
Steve Finn ... sound maintenance
Glenn Freemantle ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Susan French ... assistant dialogue editor
Nina Hartstone ... foley editor
Max Hoskins ... supervising dialogue editor
Alex Hudd ... sound consultant: dolby
Peter Lindsay ... sound recordist
David Lucarelli ... adr recordist
Ray Merrin ... re-recording mixer
Nigel Mills ... dialogue editor
Malcolm Rose ... boom operator
Tom Sayers ... assistant sound editor
Lyle Scott-Darling ... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Jean Sheffield ... foley artist
Greg Steele ... adr mixer
Kevin Tayler ... foley mixer
Andy Thompson ... adr mixer
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Clive Beard ... special effects supervisor
Steve Cullane ... senior special effects technician
Ramli Bin Md. Derus ... special effects technician
John Fontana ... special effects technician
Darrel Griffin ... studio manager: CFC
Po Ketkorn ... special effects technician
Chanin 'Nin' Kitiwongsunti ... special effects laborer
Boonsong 'Song' Neamsaad ... special effects laborer
Nigel Nixon ... computer video playback buyer
Wiroj 'Roj' Nu ... special effects technician
Chalermpol 'Pol' Pan ... special effects technician
David Payne ... senior technician: shark
Anton Prickett ... technician: shark
Sutin 'Porn' Rakhan ... special effects laborer
Kevin Rogan ... special effects technician
Carlos M. Rosas ... senior character animator
Watcharachai Panichsuk Sam ... special effects administrator (as Watcharachai 'Samson' Panichsuk)
Ian Thompson ... special effects technician
Prajuab Yasuk ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Richard Clarke ... 3D designer: CFC
Dayne Cowan ... 3D designer: CFC
Adrian De Wet ... digital effects designer: CFC
Luke Drummond ... video to film editorial: CFC
Richard Ducker ... 3D designer: Framestore
Robert Duncan ... digital effects supervisor: CFC
Ian Fellows ... digital paint artist: CFC
Adam Glasman ... scanning and recording operator: CFC
Dan Glass ... digital effects designer: CFC
Sally Goldberg ... 3D designer: CFC
Ruth Greenberg ... digital effects coordinator: CFC
Jan Hogevold ... scanning and recording producer: CFC
Daren Horley ... 3D designer: Framestore
Drew Jones ... digital effects producer: CFC
Matt Kasmir ... video to film operator: CFC
Alec Knox ... senior technical director: Framestore CFC
Siobhan Lo ... digital paint artist: CFC
Scott Marriott ... scanning and recording operator: CFC
David Marsh ... technical director: Framestore CFC
Justin Martin ... 3D designer: CFC
Chris Monks ... 3D designer: CFC
Stephen Murphy ... 3D designer: CFC
Mark Nettleton ... digital effects designer: CFC
Tim Osborne ... video compositor: Framestore
Dominic Parker ... head of 3D: CFC
Alex Payman ... digital paint artist: CFC
Carlos M. Rosas ... senior character animator: Framestore
Geraldine Swayne ... video to film operator: CFC
Kat Szuminska ... digital effects designer: CFC
Jon Thum ... digital effects designer: CFC
Steve Tizzard ... scanning and recording operator: CFC
Gavin Toomey ... digital effects designer: CFC
Simon Carr ... digital artist: Hula Boy Ltd @ CFC (uncredited)
Oliver James ... research and development (uncredited)
David Smith ... optical cameraman: Peerless Camera (uncredited)
Ole Dieter Sturm ... computer graphic artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Joey Box ... stunts
Marc Boyle ... stunt coordinator
Gary Connery ... stunts
Jamie Edgell ... stunts
Eunice Huthart ... stunts
Pitak Janvijit ... stunt performer
Somjal Jonmoontee ... stunt performer
Seng Kawee ... stunt coordinator: Thailand (as Kawee 'Seng' Sirikanerat)
Natapong Pumchang ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Marc Asmode ... camera assistant: Flying-Cam
Bob Bridges ... video playback operator
Stuart Bridges ... video playback assistant
Robin Brigham ... electrician
Fred Brown ... rigging gaffer
Narong 'Jom' Charoensuk ... rigging electrician
André Chemetoff ... camera trainee
Ian Coffey ... clapper loader
Adam Dale ... aerial camera operator
Peter Davey ... video assist operator: underwater unit / video playback operator: underwater unit
Steve Davis ... gaffer: second unit
Shaun Evans ... focus puller
Dave Freeth ... libra technician
Christopher Goodwin ... camera assistant: underwater unit
Graham Hall ... camera operator: "b" camera / focus puller: "a" camera
Kittiwat 'Jack' Hanprab ... grip
Khanayutt 'Yoi' Ihamihe ... rigging electrician
Yothin 'Yo' Jaiboon ... practical electrician
Natta 'Nat' Janyersiri ... practical electrician
Kris 'A.' Khanchanaphet ... rigging electrician
Adun La-ong-orn ... grip
Brett Matthews ... focus puller: second unit
Andrew Mossman ... camera maintenance
Peter Mountain ... still photographer
Phil Murray ... grip
Giles Nuttgens ... camera operator: second unit
Voranon Paipad ... clapper loader: second unit (as Voranont Paipad)
Steve Pattenden ... rigging electrician (as Stephen Pattenden)
Gary Pocock ... key grip
Louis Prezelin ... camera operator: Flying-Cam
Peter Robertson ... steadicam operator
Sommay Saengsinchai ... electrician (as Sommat 'Aud' Sangsinchai)
Veera Sakornkan ... electrician (as Veera Sakronkun)
Panya 'Bang Odd' Sangsuay ... generator operator
Tid 'Sun' Sarmsaeng ... video playback assistant
Alex Scott ... gaffer
James Scott ... clapper loader: underwater unit
Gordon Segrove ... focus puller: underwater unit
Robert Shacklady ... focus puller: underwater unit
David Smith ... gaffer: second unit
Chesda 'Pop' Smithsuth ... gaffer: Thailand
Charun 'X.' Srisumpun ... electrician
David Storey ... pilot: Flying-Cam
Arkom 'Tom' Tangkhatok ... electrician
Sombat Tiyasutthiporn ... electrician (as Sommbat 'Jime' Tiyasuttiporn)
Mike Valentine ... underwater director of photography
Jimmy Waters ... grip
Steven J. Winslow ... camera technician: Wescam
John Wright ... electrical rigger
Nathan Spencer ... consultant: wireless director assist (uncredited)

Casting Department

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William Davies ... casting assistant: UK (as Will Davies)
Kate Dowd ... casting: Paris
Maureen Duff ... casting assistant: UK
Louis Elman ... adr voice casting
Raweeporn 'Non' Srimonju ... casting: Thailand
Krongthong Thampradith ... casting assistant: Thailand
Jon Nguyen ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Pateeya Gunsrivieng ... laundress
Steven Noble ... costume supervisor
Panjaporn 'Imm' Pearkpun ... cutter/fitter
Supawan Rodkird ... costume assistant (as Supawan 'Toi' Rodkird)
Mutita Na Songkla ... costume supervisor (as Mutita 'Air' Na Songkla)
Rachanok 'Nok' Sup-Aree ... laundress
Kate Towns ... costume assistant
Natalie Ward ... costume mistress
Kowit 'Bom' Wises ... costume runner
Esme Young ... costume maker

Location Management

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Sujin Chumnina ... location assistant
Phillip Roope ... location manager
Somchai Santitharangkun ... location manager
Michael Sarun Srisomsub ... location runner (as Michael Srisomsap)

Music Department

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Hugo Adams ... assistant music editor
Barry Adamson ... composer: additional score
David Arch ... musician: keyboards
Angelo Badalamenti ... orchestrator
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
Clem Clempson ... musician: guitars
Geoff Foster ... score mixer / score recordist
Ben Georgiades ... score recordist
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestral contractor
Jake Jackson ... score recordist
Will Johnstone ... additional programmer
Kieran Kiely ... musician
Mike Knobloch ... music executive
Robert Kraft ... Executive In Charge of Music
Phil Marshall ... conductor / musician: electronics
Gerard McCann ... music editor
Jenny O'Grady ... choral coordinator
William Pearson ... score recordist (as Bill Pearson) / score synth programmer (as Bill Pearson)
Frank Ricotti ... musician: percussion
Patrick Russ ... orchestrator
Marni Sanders ... copyist
Steven L. Smith ... music preparation
Pete Tong ... music supervisor
Mark Tucker ... music recording engineer
Danielle Diego ... music executive (uncredited)
Mark Graham ... head of music preparation (uncredited)
Paul Kegg ... musician: cello (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Phil Allchin ... transportation manager: UK
Arthur Dunne ... transportation coordinator
Woradet Em-Eam ... transportation captain (as Woradet 'Nui' Em-Eam)
Boriboon Jarurongkawatana ... transportation captain (as Boriboon 'Boon' Jarurongwatana)
Thanadech 'Ben' Thananorrakarn ... action vehicle coordinator

Other crew

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Jennifer Allen ... aerial unit
Janpen 'Jeab' Artayakul ... production assistant
Daniel Bailey ... zodiac captain (as Danny Balley)
Teera Banditwong ... safety diver: underwater unit
Rhodes Barton ... zodiac captain
Carey Berlin ... production runner: UK
Judy Britten ... production coordinator
Charn Chatpatumthong ... craft service supervisor
Cornel Chin ... trainer
Orapin 'Tim' Chuenchorn ... production rushes courier
Sarah Clark ... unit publicist
Elaine Dawson ... accounting assistant
Michael Douglas ... dock/barge master
Penny Dyer ... voice coach
Andrew Eio ... computer playback operator
Timothy Evans ... medical consultant (as Dr. Timothy Evans)
Kathy Ewings ... assistant accountant
Cyril Gibbons ... health and safety consultant
Bill Glesne ... marine administrator
Christopher Goodwin ... diving supervisor: underwater unit
Nick Imm ... unit doctor (as Dr. Nick Imm)
Steve John ... safety diver: underwater unit
Bobbie Johnson ... financial controller
Jenny Jones ... assistant: Andrew Macdonald, UK
Hilary Julian ... assistant marine coordinator
Lance Julian ... marine coordinator
Sharon Julian ... assistant marine coordinator (as Sharian Julian)
Sae Tang 'Keng' Kanokporn ... shipping coordinator (as Kanokporn 'Keng' Sae Tang)
Saipin 'Omm' Kitsuban ... production runner
Vernice Klier ... voice coach
J.C. Merrill ... marine engineer (as John C. Merrill)
Lulu Morgan ... assistant production coordinator
Zoe Morgan ... script supervisor: second unit
Alex Nikolic ... media producer
John Nixon ... armorer
Al Perry ... zodiac captain
Tom Pestonji ... production assistant: underwater unit
Porntipa 'Geng' Phanbai-Ngam ... assistant production coordinator
Chidchanok Plodripu ... assistant accountant: Thailand (as Chidchanok 'Pam' Plodripu)
Chantana 'Pan' Pongrojth ... unit nurse
Panotte 'Pong' Rattanajarn ... payroll accountant: Thailand (as Panotte 'Pong' Rattanajarn)
Claire Robertson ... assistant accountant
Boonmee Saisom ... safety diver: underwater unit
Daraphan 'Aor' Sakornsathien ... assistant production coordinator
Wannapa 'Gai' Sinthunawa ... assistant accountant: Thailand
Wongwatawat 'Goy' Siriporn ... assistant: Andrew Macdonald and Danny Boyle, Thailand (as Siriporn 'Goi' Wongwatawat)
Chaipron Songmuang ... marine assistant (as Chaiporn 'James' Songmuang)
Preecha Songsakul ... marine assistant
Nitad 'Lek' Srisomsap ... senior location assistant (as Lek Srisomsap)
Caroline 'Caro' Tapia-Ruano ... cashier
Thanadech 'Ben' Thananorrakarn ... animal coordinator
Chan Thananuntasiri ... catering supervisor
Pantipa 'Ja' Thiemboonkit ... work permit officer
Hadyn Thomas ... safety diver: underwater unit
Lulu Thorpe ... assistant production coordinator
Michael Thorpe ... safety diver: underwater unit (as Michael Thorpe)
Françoise Valentine ... underwater communications
Doug Valenzuela ... zodiac captain (as Douglas 'Kino' Valenzuala)
Veeranand Vanijaka ... production assistant (as Veeranand 'Kong' Vanijaka)
Daniel Vellucci ... 20th century executive
Kevin West ... safety climber
Virginia Whitwell ... production assistant (as Virginia Murray)
James With ... local crew
Marc Wolff ... aerial coordinator / pilot
Robert Wong ... zodiac captain (as Rob Wong)
Anna Worley ... script supervisor
Singha 'Eka' Yotha ... production runner
Phil Clarke ... production liaison (uncredited)
Matt Schneider ... gameboy programmer: "Rampage World Tour" (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Garland's novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled. Written by Mike Arndt

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Taglines Paradise has its price See more »
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Also Known As
  • La plage (France)
  • La playa (Spain)
  • La playa (Uruguay)
  • Paradiisirand (Estonia)
  • Plaža (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 119 min
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Box Office

Budget $50,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $15,277,921, 13 Feb 2000
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $144,056,873

Did You Know?

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Trivia Leonardo DiCaprio was paid $20 million for the film, the result of the immense success of Titanic (1997). DiCaprio had originally planned to play the lead character in American Psycho (2000), but when his salary demand proved too much, that deal broke down and he agreed to make The Beach. See more »
Goofs When Daffy interrupts Richard in his hotel room while sleeping, they never actually exchanged names. However, Daffy shakes Richards hand before he leaves and says "Hey Richard, nice knowing you." See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Beach/Snow Day (2000). See more »
Soundtracks Snake Blood See more »
Quotes Richard: And me? I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it's not some place you can look for. Because it's not where you go. It's how you feel for a moment in your life when you're a part of something. And if you find that moment... It lasts forever.
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